Bob Enyart, notorious antivax YEC and hydroplate fanboy, dies of COVID-19

Mr_Wilford

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Bob Enyart, a notorious YEC proponent of the hydroplate theory, a fanatical antivax/antimask COVID denier, and a bigot who would literally play Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" while reading obituaries of AIDS victims, died of COVID-19 complications. The Friendly Atheist covers this, noting just how deep in the conspiracy theories Enyart was in their post on the matter. This guy was a jerk and I've long since lost any sympathy for people who die of COVID-19 when theyre the ones actively peddling the conspiracies. AronRa once had an excellent debate with Enyart in 2011 which first showed me how slippery this dude was. I would sometimes check in on his website over the years. Way back when in 2015, I called him out on RationalSkepticism for blatantly fabricating quotes from several papers to claim that dinosaurs had young, endogenous amino acids in their remains. Other things of his I source checked were almost always just as bad.

I'm sure Walt Brown will miss Bob's peddling of his hydroplate nonsense. Hopefully this convinces much of Enyart's congregation to take COVID seriously and get vaccinated.
 

ldmitruk

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Bob Enyart, a notorious YEC proponent of the hydroplate theory, a fanatical antivax/antimask COVID denier, and a bigot who would literally play Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" while reading obituaries of AIDS victims, died of COVID-19 complications. The Friendly Atheist covers this, noting just how deep in the conspiracy theories Enyart was in their post on the matter. This guy was a jerk and I've long since lost any sympathy for people who die of COVID-19 when theyre the ones actively peddling the conspiracies. AronRa once had an excellent debate with Enyart in 2011 which first showed me how slippery this dude was. I would sometimes check in on his website over the years. Way back when in 2015, I called him out on RationalSkepticism for blatantly fabricating quotes from several papers to claim that dinosaurs had young, endogenous amino acids in their remains. Other things of his I source checked were almost always just as bad.

I'm sure Walt Brown will miss Bob's peddling of his hydroplate nonsense. Hopefully this convinces much of Enyart's congregation to take COVID seriously and get vaccinated.
I'm not convinced his death will change the attitudes of his congregation. It's pretty sad how many people who have bought into the type of nonsense Bob and his ilk have been peddling about Covid will remain convinced right up to the end that Covid is a hoax etc. etc.
 

n0b0dy 0f n0te

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This one was worth logging in for.

@Mr_Wilford Don't know if you knew this, but Bob was briefly a member at Ratskep as well back in 2014.

Anyhoo, thanks for this. I just posted in the Good Riddance thread.

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*SD*

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Yes, I've read the Bob vs Aron thread many times, and listened to the radio exchange just as many.

Here's the audio for anyone who would like to listen -

 

*SD*

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If this thread is to remain open for posting, then participants are required to remain civil and respectful. It's fine if you disagree with Bob Enyart's views, and you're welcome to state as much, but this forum doesn't exist for gleeful revelling in the passing of others.

I've posted the audio of the debate between Aron and Bob Enyart above, and HWIN has linked to the written exchange. Check them out at your leisure, in the meantime let's keep it chilled please.
 

Led Zeppelin

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I don't think Bob Enyart was actually an anti-vaxxer. He did say that he would refuse the COVID-19 vax because it was unclear if the tissue of aborted babies were used to produce these vaccines. He also was not a "Covid denier". He knew Covid was real but he questioned whether our response to the virus was actually doing more harm than the actual virus itself.
 

Led Zeppelin

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Before he passed, I hope he realized that he was wrong about everything he thought he knew.
I think that when a person is in actual fear of dying, his only thoughts are of how much he wished his life was harder. You regret every comfort you have taken for yourself in life and wish you had instead strived harder for the little moments that the people you loved wanted to have with you.
 
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